June 28, 2012 -
In the biggest union victory in right-to-work Alabama in a decade, 1,200 Pilgrim's Pride poultry plant workers in the small town of Russellville rejected management's efforts to divide them along racial and ethnic lines and voted to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
May 30, 2012 -
A lawsuit charges the Florida-based corporation that operates Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse, Capital Grille and other restaurants with stealing wages and firing black workers because of their race.
May 23, 2012 -
A new documentary produced by students at Duke University in collaboration with the voting-rights watchdog group Democracy NC puts recent laws restricting the minority vote in historical context.
April 6, 2012 -
This week, writers Scott Huler and June Spence discovered hate speech scrawled inside a closet under construction in the home they share with their two sons in Raleigh, N.C. They responded with two essays that offer much to think about on this holiday weekend.
March 22, 2012 -
The narrowing of the gap between men's and women's earnings from 2010 to 2011 can't be attributed to progress but to men's wages falling faster than women's. Add race to the analysis and the inequities are especially stark.
March 22, 2012 -
A leading writer for the John Locke Foundation, a conservative NC think tank backed by Art Pope, resigns after posting an image of President Obama showing him in chains next to a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The group has issued an apology, but their statement raises as many questions as it answers.
June 10, 2008 -
It's been 10 years since three white men in Jasper, Texas beat 49-year-old James Byrd, chained him by the ankles to the bumper of a Ford pickup, then pulled him three miles down a country road because he was black.